William Paterson University of New Jersey

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

300 Pompton Road

Wayne, NJ 07470

(973) 720-2125

(877) 978-3923

Fax: (973) 720-2910



Contact: Colleen O’Connor

Director of Admissions
Main Address

300 Pompton Road

Wayne, NJ 07470

(973) 720-2000

www.wpunj.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,741

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,345

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,608

Graduate enrollment: 1,515

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
French Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Finance B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Public Health B
Speech-Language Pathology B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

William Paterson University of New Jersey Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (973) 720-2000
Website: www.wpunj.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.wpunj.edu/admissions/
Address: 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,105
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 55%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,072 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $13,370
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,768
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,938

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

William Paterson University of New Jersey Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 81
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 1048
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 252
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 152
Visual and Performing Arts 44
Grand total 135025

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at William Paterson University of New Jersey and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,370
Out-of-state $21,768
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,158
Out-of-state $20,484

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,552 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,271 75% $9,938
Student loan aid 1,163 68% $6,439

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,613 64% $7,455
Federal student loans 5,272 60% $6,608

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for William Paterson University of New Jersey. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled William Paterson University of New Jersey students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 11,375 4,497 6,878
Percent admitted 100% 72% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 14% 15% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

William Paterson University of New Jersey Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 10,105
Undergraduate enrollment 8,605
Graduate enrollment 1,500

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

William Paterson University of New Jersey Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPB) ? Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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